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-- and technology is providing what he sees as an unprecedented opportunity. >> not just facebook in the heat of tahrir square, but the peaceful march across the world of mobile phones, across the parched land of the sahara and dense rainforest of the congo. technology is transforming things. >> reporter: mentioned one, his popular grassroots campaign committed to the fight against poverty and preventible diseases around the world. >> well, this generation has the chance to challenge the absurdity of where you live deciding whether you live. >> reporter: international politics major marybeth bronaham stepped up during a q and a session. her sister is working in rwanda with a little boy that has aids and she wanted to know what sort of future the child may have and received a candid answer. >> i would say the future for francois is in jeopardy. >> i'm sorry, i was a little bit taken a back that he said his future was uncertain. one thing he said that the power lies in the geek i think and so i think the power lies in university students like us to change, to contribute to the effort. >> repo
, and there are even popular new technology they're using to make their concept work. let's take a look. >> also when you get there, you're able to skip the line, no cover charge. >> reporter: a hot night on the town with v.i.p. treatment and transportation. >> definitely something people are talking about more and more. >> reporter: the d.c. hopper is the new way to get to and from some of the region's favorite spots to night life. it's a creation of maryland natives brandon and alex. went to winston churchill high school, local. >> reporter: after turning 21, they became frustrated with the limited transportation available on weekend nights. >> we want to go out and experience other areas, but it wasn't convenient. we'd have to walk to the metro, or get a cab, but couldn't get back, because when we left cabs wouldn't drive us home or the metro would be closed. we wanted a convenient, fun way to get out to d.c. >> reporter: enter the d.c. hopper. it costs $16 each way between bethesda and dupont circle or georgetown. to travel between the two d.c. locations
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